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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chicken Satay Pizza and the Winner

It's that time of the month again with the 5 star makeover hosted by Natasha from 5 star foodie and Lazaro from Lazaro Cooks. This month them is pizza!!

Does the word pizza make you excited? Oh yeah, it does with me! My love is with Asian food but I have a crush on pizza. Believe it or not, pizza - a type of flat bread - originated from Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine. However, it made its appearance in the US when Italian immigrated here. Tomato sauce, basil, and cheese also made its appearance on a pizza (source: wiki). I had a very good and light pizza in Rome, Italy. It's thin and had a charred flavor. It was basic ingredients like tomato sauce, basil, and cheese but somehow it tasted so good! I know everyone in a cooking group got excited for this month theme and I can't wait to see everyone's delicious dish! Please stop by our cooking group if you have time. The list is on the side bar on this blog. I've realized that pizza can have so many variations. Let your creative juice begin! I guarantee after checking out the cooking group's pizza, you won't look at pizza the same way.

As mentioned earlier about my love and the crush. It's always nice to see an incorporation between any 2 or more cuisines. I made a green curry pizza before and it was a bomb at the party. This time I decided to make a chicken satay pizza. Yep, you heard me right. Chicken satay can be done in so many ways. I made it on a wonton cup, burrito, taco, skewer, and this pizza. On any kind, it's a crowd pleaser I can tell you that. 
Chicken satay wonton cup
I cut chicken breast into little cubes for more flavor and easy to bite on and marinated overnight. The dough has a very mild curry and turmeric flavor from curry and turmeric powder. The kick is a clear sauce that Thais call "Ah-Jad". It's sweet and sour liquid that some serve on the side with cucumber and red onion for another dipping sauce other than peanut sauce.

Last but not least, we have a winner from the giveaway last week!! Congratulations to Natasha at 5 stat foodie. It's such a coincident that Natasha won and she's also a co-host for the challenge. Thanks to for the winner!

Chicken Satay Pizza
Field: 2 - 14" pizzas

What you will need:
Chicken Sate (recipe below)
Peanut sauce (recipe below)
Ah Jad sauce (recipe below)
Pizza dough (recipe here)
Thinly sliced red onions
Quarter sliced cucumber
2 cups grated pepper jack cheese
2 Tbs corn meal

Dough recipe:
Please click here for the best pizza dough ever! I added 2 tsp curry powder and 1 tsp tumeric powder in the dough. If you do, please add it with flour (before adding water and oil). This will yield 3 - 14" pizza dough.

Chicken Satay:
1 cup canned coconut milk
1/4 cup yellow curry paste. I used Mae Ploy brand.
1 Tbs fish sauce
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs minced garlic
1.5 lbs diced chicken


  • Put medium sauce pan on medium high heat. Add oil. Swirl to coat. Add garlic and cook just until brown. This will add more flavor to the marinate. 
  • Add half coconut milk, followed by curry paste. Stir occasionally to prevent from sticking. Add the remaining of coconut milk.
  • Season with fish sauce. Cook until it's all mixed. Let cool.
  • When it's cool, marinate chicken in ceramic container and refregirate overnight.
  • When ready to cook, heat up wok. When it's about to smoke, add marinated chicken. Wok until cooked through and has charred bits. Set aside

Peanut sauce:
1 cup organic crunchy peanut butter
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup chicken stock
3 Tbs brown sugar or more to taste
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 tsp chili oil

  • Heat up a sauce pan over medium heat. Add peanut butter and coconut milk. Stir to mix.
  • Add ginger, soy sauce, sugar, oils. Stir to mix. Add chicken stock to dilute to your desire of consistency. Correct seasoning.
Ah-Jad sauce:
3 Tbs white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs water

  • Mix sugar and water. Put in a microwave and heat for 15 secs (until sugar melts). Add white vinegar. It should have sour flavor first then sweet flavor.
To assemble:

  • Heat oven to 500 F. Place an iron cast pizza pan in the oven at the beginning.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured area. Use a rolling pin or spin it by hand to your desire of thickness. My preference is thin crust so I rolled out very thin.
  • Sprinkle corn meal over the pizza pan. Place the dough on the pan. Be careful, this can be very hot.
  • Use oil from peanut sauce to brush the dough. It will stay at the top of the sauce since oil will separate itself from solid.
  • Spread peanut sauce all over the dough. Spread cheese over, then chicken and red onion. Bake for about 10-12 mins.
  • After it's done, place sliced cucumber and drizzle with the ah-jad sauce. Cut and serve.
  • Enjoy the Thai style pizza!
Wok those chicken!

How to assemble chicken satay pizza..hmmm..

You can slice it any way you like

Or serve on a bamboo board



Trix said...

I love your fusion pizza!!! And your crust looks to die for, exactly how I love. How did I miss your giveaway?
: ( Shame on me.

Magic of Spice said...

What a gorgeous pizza T~...the flavors are incredible, excellent choice for the makeover :)
And congrats to Natasha!

Faith said...

You are brilliant -- you're so right about chicken satay being fantastic in so many applications! I once made a chicken satay stew that was pretty killer...but your pizza looks even better!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

These look delicious and I love the wonton cups!! Yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of chicken satay pizza, such amazing flavors, yum! I'm very excited about winning the giveaway, thanks so much!!!

Pachecopatty said...

Hi Tanantha! I love your yummy pizza too! I agree that chicken satay could make an appearance in many ways and make me a very happy camper every time;-) Congratulations to Natasha!

Lazaro Cooks said...


Awesome pizza. I guess you and I were on the same chicken pizza wavelength. You know what they say about great minds.

You can make this for me any day of the week. Smart, creative and a magnificent addition to the coolest cooking club on the net.


Sharmilee! :) said...

Beautiful crust and yummy pizzas

Priscilla - She's Cookin' said...

I'm not sure which I like better - your Green Curry and Eggplant Pizza or this Chicken Satay! I'll take both any day of the week :)

Angie's Recipes said...

What a fabulous pizza! Love the Asian touch.

Evan @swEEts said...

Oh my goodness this really sounds amazing. I love chicken satay and on a pizza? You just combined 2 delicious things into one!

lostpastremembered said...

See, I am now just tingling with the idea of adding curry powder to the crust. That is just genius. I also am a big fan of fresh items on top of a hot pizza... the contrast is superb. All in all... you have a serious winner here!!

Monet said...

I love creative pizza never let me down! Thank you for sharing this yummyness. You and your words make me smile. I hope you are having a happy end to your week. I'm looking forward to a weekend of reading...back in school already!

Lori Lynn said...

Such a fresh tasting pizza. Love the flavors, especially the crisp cucumber topping, that is brilliant.
Neat that Natasha won the giveaway, YAY for the Cooking Club.

Juliana said...

Wow, what a nice way to serve chicken satay...on a pizza the idea.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

Marisa said...

Love this, Tanantha! Such a smart and delicious way to combine your love of Asian food with your crush on pizza. :-) Great pictures, too!

Jessica said...

Go Asian pizza!!! I love your chicken satay pizza. The deliciously flavorful taste of your satay must have been the perfect pizza topping! Brilliant idea and absolutely beautiful and mouthwatering too!

Beth said...

Congratulations to Natasha! I saw your pizza on her blog and thought it looked amazing!

Table Talk said...

What a fun pizza-- I know this would be a hit at our house. I really like the wonton cups too-- great little bites.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Great flavors and love the pizza....and the wonton cups too!

Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ said...

now, this makes complete sense to me! I looove it. Satay is one of my favorite thai foods... I don't eat it enough, but when I do, I totally indulge. Satay on pizza: yes!

LeQuan said...

Hey Tanantha,

You're too cute ---> "My love is with Asian food but I have a crush on pizza." Haha! I think we might be falling for the same pizza ;) I'm a big pizza fan, but I like deep dish. Thin crust is awesome too, just means I eat more slices cause I'm such a piggy. I love your chicken satay pizza. The colour and texture of your satay looks wonderful. Such a great way to put a bit of an Asian twist on pizza - awesome! This really looks so delicious. What a great addition to the 5 Star Makeover. Oh and Congrats to Natasha. Sorry I missed your giveaway, Tanantha.

Kim said...

After seeing your post on Laz blog, i had to come over and see what all the excitement is about. I am so happy that i did, because i LOVE chicken satay, and this will be PERFECT!!!!! Thank you!!! Congrats to Natasha!

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Its like you took everything I loved and put it on the best vessel possible...a pizza :) YUM!!!

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